What does the word outrigger mean?

Usage examples for outrigger

  1. It had the unwieldy outrigger and enormously high stern- posts which I had remarked on the canoe that came to us while I was on the Coral Island. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. These are formed in the simplest manner, of very rude materials, by hollowing out a small log of wood and attaching an outrigger. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  3. The Americans not only employ the bow and arrow, but, like some Amphinesians, the blow- pipe, as offensive weapons: but I am not aware that the outrigger canoe has ever been observed among them. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley